Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2013 – Part I



Electric bicycle

On the complete opposite end of the two-wheeled spectrum is this electric powered bicycle. That should be the battery squished in the middle of the frame looking sort of like a v-twin engine. The electric motor appears to be integrated into the rear hub. I really like the front fork on this thing.

Stopping power is provided by a sweet pair of Avid disc brakes.

Back to the grassroots of the import tuner scene is this drag civic. It’s been a while since I’d last seen a FWD drag car.

The Sportcar Motion Civic happens to be packing a Garrett GTX494R size turbo under the hood paired with Turbosmart BOVs. There’s a speed sensor on the turbo to keep tabs on the shaft speed.

The GTX4294R has a divided turbine housing on it, so a pair of Turbosmart wastegates are used.

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